Liam Gallagher will document his triumphant two-night Knebworth Park shows with the release of the live album ‘Knebworth 22’ on August 11th. Returning to the scene of the era-defining Oasis gigs of the ‘90s, the huge audience stretched from fans who had been present some 26 years earlier right through to teenagers relishing the excitement of their first big gig. The voice of a generation? With Knebworth, Liam confirmed himself to be the voice of two generations.
Anticipation for the shows was at a fever pitch after all 170,000 tickets for the weekend sold-out almost instantly. The heady atmosphere of the shows shines throughout the ‘Knebworth 22’ album, from the roar of approval that greets Liam as he steps up to open the show with ‘Hello’ right through to the mass singalongs that greet the closing classics ‘Wonderwall’ and ‘Champagne Supernova’ (the latter featuring a very special guest in the shape of Stone Roses legend John Squire).
Liam and his band are on fiery form, blazing through the likes of ‘Shockwave’ and ‘Everything’s Electric’ with a full-throttle intensity, but also providing the accompaniment for the more tender side of Liam’s voice to stand out on more reflective moments such as ‘Once’ and ‘Slide Away’. Collectively, ‘Knebworth 22’ is a must-have live album for any fan who wants to relive the experience.
‘Knebworth 22’ is released alongside a live video of the weekend’s surprises. ‘Roll It Over’ originally featured on the Oasis album ‘Standing On The Shoulder of Giants’ and, while the band never played it live, it nonetheless turned out to be a lesser-known fan favourite. This performance elevates the song to its full majesty, a sweeping melancholic epic with Liam’s vocal simmering with unadulterated passion.
Liam says, “So we recorded the Knebworth gigs we did last year. We all sound Biblical, turn it up ENJOY, LGx.”
Watch ‘Roll It Over’ (Live from Knebworth 22) – BELOW:
Liam Gallagher will play select international festivals this summer, including a UK festival exclusive headline set at Boardmasters before culminating with Summersonic shows in Tokyo and Osaka. Check out his website for a full list of dates.
From the very start, Liam Gallagher’s solo career has been a remarkable resurgence which has seen all three of his studio albums – ‘As You Were’, ‘Why Me? Why Not.’ and ‘C’mon You Know’ – shoot straight to #1. His ‘MTV Unplugged’ album also topped the charts, while the live album ‘Down By The River Thames’ charted at #4 after being released on the same day as ‘C’mon You Know’.
‘Knebworth 22’ tracklist:
‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Star’
‘Wall Of Glass’
‘Roll It Over’
‘C’mon You Know’
‘Cigarettes & Alcohol’
‘Some Might Say’